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Joan C Rankin

January 23, 2017
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Joan C. Rankin, age 89 and half, passed away at The Village in Gainesville, FL on January 17, 2017.

Joan Married Robert R. Rankin of Chicago in April of 1946. They were married for 55 years before Bob's death in March, 2001. She and Bob raised eleven children in Wonder Lake, IL. They both retired to Florida in the early 1990's.

Joan and Bob were avid travelers and they had visited all 50 states as well as multiple countries, including China. Besides traveling, Joan loved to read, knit and also loved to cook where she worked for Publix Aprons for 20 years as a "demo lady" before retiring at age 88!

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She is survived by nine of her eleven children and all sixteen of her grandchildren. All of us, as well as her countless friends, will miss her and her beautiful smile greatly.

Services were held in Gainesville FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Faith Catholic Church or the American Heart Association would make Joan happy. Please visit her memorial page at



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